14th and Superior Roundabout Changes Reduce Crashes

If you've stayed away from the 14th and Superior roundabout because it's too confusing or too dangerous, you might give it another try.  Changes have been made since October that are apparently working: North-south lanes have been reduced from two to one; east-west lanes have been reduced from three to two; larger signs have been installed; street markings are more visible; and the pedestrian signal has been changed from solid green to flashing yellow. The average crash cost at the roundabout is now 63% lower than it was when the intersection had signals installed, and the percentage of total loss vehicles has dropped from 19% to zero.  Fencing was installed in February to slow down drivers by limiting sight distances.  No more changes are expected to be made.

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